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Researchers Vie for Role in Nuclear-Waste Cleanup

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Science  21 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5307, pp. 1730
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5307.1730

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RICHLAND, WASHINGTON—An effort to entice researchers to lend a hand in long-range solutions to nuclear-weapons cleanup started with a $50 million a year bang. But a new report from the National Research Council and a pending 10-year plan from the Department of Energy point out serious obstacles to bringing researchers into the cleanup effort.